The Bespectacled Guy's restaurant in Kepong serves up its famous dish and more.
For the past 50 years, foodies have made a beeline for Sze Ngan Chye’s salted roast duck.
Many patiently wait their turn to buy the dish from a humble little kiosk in Petaling Street, with the queue becoming really long during major Chinese festivals.
The dish, made using Mr “Sze Ngan Chye” or The Bespectacled Guy’s secret recipe, is creating another wave of excitement in Kepong following the opening of their first restaurant there last year,
Sze Ngan Chye is actually Choong Feng Phooi who is now in his 70s. Although retired, he still visits the outlet in Petaling Street almost every morning to check on the kiosk now run by his daughter, Amy.
Surprisingly, Choong is always seen without glasses. The name has stuck ever since his neighbours addressed him that way when he first started operating in Petaling Street. However, an old photo of him roasting ducks in the kitchen shows him with glasses.